A sustainable vision of the new power network. integrating energy storage

We are all aware of global warming, but what does this means and how does this impact on the expected quality of life for an electrical engineer? Nobody wants to give up...

Why high energy is the future of storage

Energy storage has a vital role to play in the energy transition. As we shift from coal-fired power stations to wind and solar farms, utility-scale batteries will smooth out the natural variability...

Battery storage paves way for a renewable-powered future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable...

Assessing ageing wind turbines for lifetime extension

Despite having a planned service life of around 20 years, many wind turbines can operate safely for several years beyond their design lives. To establish whether a wind turbine is fit for...

Smart batteries give real meaning to domestic PV installations

According to estimates from the latest study from the Observatory for Sustainability, there are some 100,000 solar rooftops in Spain. We are well behind Europe’s leader, Germany, where PV modules have already...

Spain’s first grid-connected floating PV plant

Acciona has started building the first grid-connected floating solar PV plant in Spain, in the region of Extremadura. This initiative is a demonstration project, designed to study the most suitable technical solutions...

Gallium-doped monocrystalline silicon effectively solves the LID problem in a PERC module

Gallium-doped PERC cells have a higher efficiency and better anti-LID and anti-LeTID performance compared with boron-doped cells. LONGi is promoting its Gallium-doped silicon wafers for the entire industry chain, to make a...

Tools for the future of O&M in renewable energy

It is too intuitive and difficult to talk about the future however, what we can be sure of today is that major changes to the energy sector of the coming years are...

Solar, wind and battery storage see dramatic gains in competitiveness

Solar PV and onshore wind are now the cheapest sources of new-build generation for at least two-thirds of the global population. those two-thirds live in locations that comprise 71% of GDP and...

How cities fulfil the potential of thermal energy through smart technologies

Smart cities have long-experimented with new approaches to drive smart energy projects and technologies to foster efficiencies, mainly in their electricity systems. This has allowed citizens to charge electric vehicles or reduce...